One of the main goals of the Foundation is to preserve and popularize the creative legacy of Iakov Chernikhov – among other means, through architectural exhibitions of his work.
Exhibitions have been held at various leading art institutions in Russia:e.g. the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Russian Museum (Saint-Petersburg), and beyond: Centre Pompidou, Paris; Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt; Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen; Ross Architectural Gallery,
Buell Hall, Columbia University,
New York; The Architecture Foundation,
"Functionality, rationality, targeted and constructive action, and expediency are all very essential concepts at certain moments when they need to be applied, but for them to replace of the notion of beauty is quite impossible".